The Best M4 Build For Escape From Tarkov

I often get surprised of how customizable and complex EFT is. After I found out some incredibly complex and unique mechanic, there’s always something else about EFT that tops that. It’s an interesting game, and highly customizable. What is customizable the most is weapons. There are some which can have more complex builds, and some lesser. The best M4 build is one of those complex ones.

Escape From Tarkov – The Best M4 Build

Now, I’m not here to say that this is the absolute best and most overpowered build ever, but it is up there. Personal preference does play a role in most cases, but having a good build means that you can expand around it as a player, and get used to it.

There are a handful of other good M4 builds out there, but at the moment, this is my absolute favorite, hands down.


Let’s start off with the assembly of the general frame of the M4. What you’ll need to have to do so are the following items:

  • Peacekeeper Level 4 – Vltor MUR-1S 5.56×45 which is an upper receiver for ARs
  • Mechanic Level 2 – Colt M4A1 5.56×45 AR that’s lower receiver
  • Peacekeeper Level 2 & Mechanic Level 1 – MK12 Gas Block – Low Profile
  • Peacekeeper Level 3 – 370mm barrel that’s compatible with 5.56×45 for the AR-15
  • Mechanic Level 4 – SI Advanced Receiver Buffer Tube

When it comes down to the core upgrades that you’ll need to do on the M4, those include:

  • Mechanic Level 4 – HK Ergo PSG-1 Pistol Grip for the AR-15
  • Skier Level 4 – SAI 14.5’ QD Rail Foregrip
  • Peacekeeper Level 4 – HK E1 Stock which is compatible and for the AR-15
  • Skier Level 4 – Zenit RK-2 Foregrip

As for ergonomic modifications, you’ll need to attach these ones:

  • Peacekeeper Level 2 – KAC Folding Sight Frontsight
  • Peacekeeper Level 2 – KAC Folding Sight Rear
  • Mechanic Level 3 – Raptor Charging Handle for AR-15s

Lastly, the muzzle. There are four you can go with, my personal favorite is the SAI Jail Break 5.56×45 which requires Skier Level 4, mainly due to the fact that it can be equipped over the Bulletec ST-6012 5.56×45 Flash Hider – Mechanic Level 4.

Some honorable mentions include: Daniel Defense Wave Muzzle Brake 5.56×45 Mechanic Level 3 and Daniel Defense Wave QD Sound Suppressor – Mechanic Level 3.

Basically, the general idea is less recoil, optimized for mid to long range combat, and ergonomic enough to use an actual scope.


When it comes down to which scope to use, I suggest using something you’re familiar with. After all, this is a tangible thing, and it comes down to personal preference.

Just for reference, I use the Leupold Mark 4 HAMR, with a Leupold DeltaPoint Reflex Sight. Simply put, it has both long and short-range scope capabilities.


For magazine, don’t go with one of those hundred rounds mags. Many people fall for that since it is very tempting to pair it up with the M4’s impressive fire rate, but it negatively impacts ergonomics and they take up so much inventory space.

I believe that a 60-rounds mag is more than enough. I went with the Magpul PMAG D-60 5.56×45 – Peacekeeper Level 3. It has a lot of rounds, and it is a great balance between rounds and ergonomics.

If you’re having issues with some of the items or they don’t fit your playstyle, change it up a bit, do some tweaking. Overall, it’s a really powerful build.

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